PCI Communication Controller no driver found

September 14, 2011 at 13:42:35
Specs: Windows XP
Windows XP Pro. SP3 reinstalled.
Firstly I'd no wireless network adaptor and 2 other yellow '! marks' in the device manager.
Somehow got the wireless sorted, then tried for the other 2 problems. One (not sure what it was called) I sorted by updating the driver automatically online. The other one "PCI Communication Controller" I tried to update driver but just get the message "the wizard cannot find the necessary software".
Please assume that I've no software disks/files to hand so would need to download any or all files.
Thank you all
Bren
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#1
September 14, 2011 at 13:49:36
More info:

Computer brand / model #

Or if custom build:

Motherboard brand / model #

Or http://www.computing.net/list/manuf...

intel P4 3.0ghz HTT
ATI 9800 Pro AGP 8x
2 x 1gb Corsair DDR400
2 x 250gb HDD
Windoze XP SP3
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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#2
September 14, 2011 at 14:41:33
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model, or at least the model, of your mboard.

The model of a brand name system is usually on a label on the outside of the case,

or if it's a Dell system, go here to find your Service tag number, tell us what it is:
http://support.dell.com/support/top...

or if it's a HP or Compaq system, Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/

Scroll down a bit.

Find the similar label on the outside of the case.
Quote the
- specific model number - at the end of the first line
- the Product Number - p/n - on the third line


The model of a mboard in a a generic desktop system is usually printed in obvious larger characters on the surface of the mboard, often between the slots, or near the center of the mboard.

Some computers show a screen with the model number on it while booting the computer.
...

PCI Communications Controller is probably a dial-up modem.

Obviously the drivers for it are not built into XP otherwise Setup would have installed them.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.


If you have a brand name system, go to the maker of the brand name system's web site and look up the drivers and other software for you specific model, and download and install at least the drivers.
I'm assuming the dial-up modem is either built into the mboard or it's installed in a slot and came with the system.

If the dial-up modem is not built into the mboard, and if it didn't come with the system, remove the card to see if you can find the model number, or if you're not going to use it, just remove the card.


If you have a generiic desktop system, go to the maker of the mboard's web site and and look up the drivers and other software for you specific model, and download and install at least the drivers. If the dial-up modem is not built into the mboard, remove the card to see if you can find the model number, or if you're not going to use it, just remove the card.
......

If it's on a card, if you can't find a model number on it, there are programs that can probably determine which generic drivers are needed for the chip(s) it has.



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#3
September 14, 2011 at 15:26:13
It's an iQon laptop. The company went into liquidation and the web-site is unavailable. The model number is LM7MW.

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#4
September 14, 2011 at 17:15:37
"It's an iQon laptop. The company went into liquidation and the web-site is unavailable."

If you already knew that, you should have gone into Device Manager and copied down all the hardware info BEFORE you re-loaded Windows.

XP first came out a long time ago (2002?), what it can recognize has not changed much since then, so it may not be able to recognize everything on a mboard newer than that with what's built into it.


"iQon Technologies Ltd was a manufacturer of personal and notebook computers and consumer electronics based in Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. The company marketed computers through retailers across the United Kingdom and exported to Europe and North Africa.

The company sought bankruptcy protection in November 2007 and went into liquidation in January 2008.

As of January 2008, iQon's call center and warranty service divisions continue to operate under a court-appointed liquidator and the company is up for sale."

Searching for: iQon LM7MW finds nothing .
Are you SURE that model number is correct ?


Download this, install it and run it.

SIW - System Information for Windows
http://www.gtopala.com/

It will probably Identify all the hardware on the computer.
Once you know which hardware you have, you can search fo chipset drivers and drivers for the other hardware devices.

Install the main chipset drivers first - NOTE that laptop main chipwset drivers have more drivers included in them than desktop main chipswet drivers. - most of your hardware will have the proper drivers installed for it from doing that alone.


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